Race To The Top Early Education Challenge Attracts 36 States and DC

The Huffington Post

July 20, 2011


Washington, D.C., and 36 states have announced their intention to apply for a piece of the $500 million to be split amongst the winners of the Race to the Top Early Childhood Challenge. The Obama administration's Race to the Top competitions, which began in 2009 and awarded nearly $4 billion dollars in 2010, are intended to bait state's into improving their students' test scores and overhaul their public school system- firing failing teachers and administrators and replacing underperforming school's with privately run charters. This newest, third round of grants, will award the winning states between $50 million and $100 million each depending on their size, with winners being chosen from those that best fit the initiative's criteria.
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